What Are You Waiting For? Get Organized Now! |


What are you Waiting For? It’s time to Get Organized Now! If you are typical, you probably have a long list of Things To Do waiting for you to finish. Here is the problem…they won’t get finished until they get started!


Procrastination is our enemy. There are a ton of reasons why we procrastinate and we can spend an entire day writing down a list of them, right? According to Structured Procrastination – “Procrastinators seldom do absolutely nothing; they do marginally useful things, like gardening or sharpening pencils or making a diagram of how they will reorganize their files when they get around to it”.

Are you waiting for the “right time” to get organized? As I work with business owners and homeowners, I find that one of the main reasons that they procrastinate is that they are waiting for everything to be perfect. They need the perfect weather, the perfect organizing system, the perfect “situation” in order to make the decision to get started.


My philosophy about these decisions…there will not be a perfect time to get organized. And, if there is…you probably won’t recognize it because your focus will be somewhere else anyway!  When tragedies and unexpected events happen in our lives, they don’t happen when it is “convenient” for us, right? I remember when my husband fell off of the roof and crushed his heel…he had just been riffed from his job. Our daughter had just told us that she was having a baby and would be deploying to Iraq. Talk about bad timing! I knew that I needed to get better organized…and quick!


Make the decision to Get Organized Now. Your system doesn’t have to be perfect…it just needs to be a system. You can tweak it as you go along. Just last week, I met with a client for the third time this year. She is very ADD and needed to have a calendar system that would work for her personality. I recommended the Planner Pad. I have used it for over 8 years now and am positive that it would work for her personality as well. When she opened her calendar I was not surprised to see that she had used it for 1 day! Of course, it wasn’t working…because she wasn’t working it. So, we sat down and talked about how she should be using her calendar and how it can be the most advantageous tool for her business.


What are you Waiting For? Nothing will happen until you make a decision for it to happen. The most productive people are those who write things down in their calendar, ipad or tablet (or wherever app they use to keep themselves organized). And, quite honestly, I think this may be part of the reason that some people have trouble staying organized….there are too many options! It can be very confusing.

Make a decision to get started. Set the date, time and place for you to start organizing your space and then stick to your plan! Don’t waiver from your schedule and definitely celebrate your success!

If you need help along the way…give us a call. Being held accountable to reaching your goals is a great way to increase your success!

Linda Clevenger, Organization Direct